ERIC Number: ED233518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Multidisciplinary Education: Core Competencies for Meeting the Needs of Youngsters with Disabilities.
Del Polito, Carolyn M.
The paper reviews the training need by professionals in the allied health services for work with handicapped children and youth. The American Society of Allied Health Professionals (ASAHP) has conducted workshops in which roles and responsibilities for allied health personnel were identified, such as helping to coordinate health, education, and related services, and promoting interdisciplinary pre-service teaming opportunities. A recent forum explored ways to achieve collaboration in programs of allied health and education and identified barriers to such coordination (including communication problems, parochialism in professional training programs, and financial constraints). Policy recommendations were made on a national level (such as establishing a coalition among national associations), state level (including encouraging the analysis of data for training and service delivery needs), and local level (such as promoting formal agreement among service providers, local education agencies, and public and private agencies). A task force considered issues in the design of quality personnel preparation programs, resources, and data needs. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Interprofessional Health Leadership Symposium for the Southeast Region (Gainesville, FL, April 7-9, 1983).